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Linton Hill SS-263

 

Linton Hill, GM/SS-263 - 282m ASL - NT 787 279 - OS Explorer OL16 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Housedon Hill G/SB-010 & Linton Hill GM/SS-263

 

Gig: Joe Longthorne

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

 

Linton Hill summit     Installations on Linton Hill

 

From Housedon Hill G/SB-010, I set the satnav to direct me to Linton Hill.  The route began along a muddy farm track, becoming a walled track as it ascended. It then opened out into large fields and it was just a matter of continuing straight ahead.  I was glad I didnít attempt this in the dark the previous night - it was much further to walk then Iíd recalled!

 

Linton Hill                    Tom M1EYP                    A couple of masts

 

The summit was extremely windy, but I set up using one of the transmitter complex buildings as shelter.  I made 13 QSOs on 20m CW, then one on 70cm FM.  I now had a 100 mile journey to Glasgow for work.  The journey was accompanied by BBC Radio 5 Live on DAB, and the England-South Africa rugby commentary and news of all the goals in the football.

 

My stuff     The Wetherspoons in Glasgow with the same name as the Wetherspoons in Macclesfield!

 

Work was a particular pleasure on this evening.  A capacity audience of 1400+ was in the theatre to see Joe, and they made it a great night.  Joe asked me in the show what hills Iíd been up again! 

 

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow     The star's name in lights!

 

The other band and crew were heading back to Blackpool after the show, the location of Sundayís gig, and where several of them live.  I'd booked some digs in Glasgow though, and planned a couple of G/LD activations on the way down, starting with Hallin Fell G/LD-043.

 

The huge Pavilion Theatre         Joe on stage, Tom in background

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

13:00z

EA2DT

14MHz

CW

13:01z

VE2JCW

14MHz

CW

13:02z

OE6GND

14MHz

CW

13:02z

IK2LEY

14MHz

CW

13:03z

K3TCU

14MHz

CW

13:03z

S57D

14MHz

CW

13:04z

F5JKK

14MHz

CW

13:06z

OK2QX

14MHz

CW

13:06z

N4EX

14MHz

CW

13:07z

NE4TN

14MHz

CW

13:07z

OK2PDT

14MHz

CW

13:08z

EA2IF

14MHz

CW

13:09z

K8LJG

14MHz

CW

13:23z

MM6KFE

433MHz

FM

Linton Hill 2006